Suburb Profile Report for St Lucia QLD (4067)

St Lucia House: Median price $1,283,500, Annual capital growth 6.41%, Number of sales 64, Weekly median advertised rent $595

St Lucia Unit: Median price $462,500, Annual capital growth 2.08%, Number of sales 145, Weekly median advertised rent $430

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
  • Median price
  • Number of sales

Source: CoreLogic

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Giving property investors a a solid capital gain of 32.47% for the last year, St Lucia, 4067 is the 92th highest performer in Australia in this respect.

Over the longer term, St Lucia has seen property prices show investors a 37.27% return over the last 3 years. This is worse than over the last 12 months

The most recent median price for St Lucia is $1283500, with sellers offering an average of -7.93% off the asking price.

Renters in Suburb are facing rents around $7140 per annum or $595 every week.

St Lucia has had a pretty good year for property investment returns compared to the rest of QLD, giving investors a capital gain of 5.11% to date .

Data for the last quarter indicates that, in the short term at least, the capital value growth rate for property investors in St Lucia has fallen somewhat when compared to the 5 year average annual rate.

Property investors looking for a bargain in St Lucia should be aiming for at least -6.05% off the asking price, which is the average vendor discount being achieved at the moment.

In the last year 145 properties changed hands in St Lucia, which puts it as the 67th most active market in QLD when comparing the number of sales per suburb.

Renters in Suburb are facing rents around $5160 per annum or $430 every week.

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YIP MAG
March 2016

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A highly popular Brisbane suburb, St Lucia is dominated by the main campus of the University of Queensland.Full summary A highly popular Brisbane suburb, St Lucia is dominated by the main campus of the University of Queensland.

It’s located just 4km from the Brisbane CBD and has a significant amount of Brisbane River frontage.

Aside from a high student population, the area draws a diverse crowd of wealthy professionals and families.

St Lucia will always be a popular area for students, but its leafy, riverside settings – conveniently close to the CBD – mean it will continue to have a future as a family area as well.

However, there are signs that affordability constraints are starting to bite.

With a median house value of $1.03m, there haven’t been that many takers during the past 12 months.

This is significantly lower than the 7% growth the suburb recorded the previous year, according to OnTheHouse.com.au.

Units are more affordable at under the $500k mark, but the growing supply near the river is weighing on prices.Close
Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$1,283,500 $462,500
3.68% 1.09%
32.47% 5.11%
6.41% 2.08%
$595 $430
64 145
2.41% 4.83%
69.94 96.92

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Above average (H), Above average (U)
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Demographics
Total population 11194
Median household income ($/weekly) 1315
Median age of persons 23
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2167
Average household size 2.5
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    15-19 years 1890 16.9
    20-24 years 3335 29.8
    25-34 years 1908 17.0
    35-44 years 832 7.4
    55-64 years 784 7.0
    Others 2446 21.8
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 4683 62.4
    Registered Married 2278 30.3
    Defacto Relationship 547 7.3
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 5874 55.7
    Croatia 629 6.0
    Malta 553 5.2
    Singapore 461 4.4
    Other 775 7.4
    Others 2248 21.3
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 593 5.9
    Christianity 4964 49.4
    Hinduism 199 2.0
    Islam 592 5.9
    No Religion 3608 35.9
    Others 101 1.0
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Negative/Nil income 267 8.5
    $400-$599 250 7.9
    $1,250-$1,499 254 8.1
    $1,500-$1,999 359 11.4
    $2,500-$2,999 345 10.9
    Others 1677 53.2
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 4355 44.6
    Employed, worked full-time 2168 22.2
    Employed, worked part-time 2165 22.2
    Unemployed, looking for work 761 7.8
    Employed, away from work 319 3.3
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 411 8.8
    Professionals 1981 42.6
    Community & personal service workers 565 12.1
    Clerical & administrative workers 610 13.1
    Sales 512 11.0
    Others 575 12.4
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 422 6.8
    Secondary 234 3.7
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 91 1.5
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 5370 85.9
    Other type of educational institution 70 1.1
    Others 64 1.0
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Flat, unit or apartment 4211 49.5
    Separate house 3684 43.3
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 595 7.0
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 13 0.2
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 1945 56.7
    Fully owned 952 27.8
    Being purchased 521 15.2
    Other tenure type 12 0.3
    Tenure Type
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